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Old 05-04-12, 11:03 PM   #6251
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It might be worth a shot if there are no other store coupons available. I think I would tell the cashier my cell phone battery went dead and left it in the car to charge. However I managed to copy the coupon number before it died and if I can apply it to my purchase. That might convince them to run it through.
That's a pretty good story... Might actually work. OK, I'll continue to post the in-store coupons in here...
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Old 05-07-12, 09:14 AM   #6252
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Two new coupons in my email today.

Good today only (5/7/12)

Members 25% off one item
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Non-Members 20% off one item
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What should I buy? Any good deals out there?
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Old 05-07-12, 09:37 AM   #6253
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What constitutes an 'eligible item'? I just tried all 4 current member codes as listed on the 1st page (to purchase 1 DVD) and none of the codes work, details citing "! Your order does not qualify for coupon K9M9X8K (etc.). Please check the eligibility requirements for this coupon." Eligibility requirement details cite "The additional 20% discount will be applied to the most expensive eligible item in the order". I have not used these new codes yet (I used the code which expired this morning, but I've used none of the ones which are good until June 1st), so I'm assuming I should be eligible for them. Is there a dollar value attached to 'eligible item'? It doesn't specify any in the details. I've used the last $80 of my $100 gift card using these codes to buy 1 DVD at a time, I don't see why it should suddenly stop working now. Just wanted to ask here before I call B&N and make a fool of myself. I've made a fool of myself here before so one more time shouldn't hurt too much... -kd5-
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Old 05-07-12, 11:15 AM   #6254
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Two new coupons in my email today.

Good today only (5/7/12)

Members 25% off one item
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Non-Members 20% off one item
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What should I buy? Any good deals out there?
Thanks for posting. I saw those in my emails this morning for B&N. Unfortunately only valid for one day. I'll have to try and find something to use the 25% code on.

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What constitutes an 'eligible item'? I just tried all 4 current member codes as listed on the 1st page (to purchase 1 DVD) and none of the codes work, details citing "! Your order does not qualify for coupon K9M9X8K (etc.). Please check the eligibility requirements for this coupon." Eligibility requirement details cite "The additional 20% discount will be applied to the most expensive eligible item in the order". I have not used these new codes yet (I used the code which expired this morning, but I've used none of the ones which are good until June 1st), so I'm assuming I should be eligible for them. Is there a dollar value attached to 'eligible item'? It doesn't specify any in the details. I've used the last $80 of my $100 gift card using these codes to buy 1 DVD at a time, I don't see why it should suddenly stop working now. Just wanted to ask here before I call B&N and make a fool of myself. I've made a fool of myself here before so one more time shouldn't hurt too much... -kd5-
I checked and the coupon seems to be working for me with a DVD in my cart. What DVD were you trying to order? Was it a pre-order?
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Old 05-07-12, 11:42 AM   #6255
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What constitutes an 'eligible item'? I just tried all 4 current member codes as listed on the 1st page (to purchase 1 DVD) and none of the codes work, details citing "! Your order does not qualify for coupon K9M9X8K (etc.). Please check the eligibility requirements for this coupon." Eligibility requirement details cite "The additional 20% discount will be applied to the most expensive eligible item in the order". I have not used these new codes yet (I used the code which expired this morning, but I've used none of the ones which are good until June 1st), so I'm assuming I should be eligible for them. Is there a dollar value attached to 'eligible item'? It doesn't specify any in the details. I've used the last $80 of my $100 gift card using these codes to buy 1 DVD at a time, I don't see why it should suddenly stop working now. Just wanted to ask here before I call B&N and make a fool of myself. I've made a fool of myself here before so one more time shouldn't hurt too much... -kd5-
I think B&N added coupon restrictions to some of the DVD and blu-ray titles. I got the same message when I added the original version of Casino Royale on blu-ray to my cart. It says it's not eligible with the new 25% code.
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Old 05-07-12, 12:08 PM   #6256
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I checked and the coupon seems to be working for me with a DVD in my cart. What DVD were you trying to order? Was it a pre-order?
No, it wasn't a pre-order, this one in particular was Journey to the Center of the Earth

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I think B&N added coupon restrictions to some of the DVD and blu-ray titles. I got the same message when I added the original version of Casino Royale on blu-ray to my cart. It says it's not eligible with the new 25% code.
If they in fact added restrictions, I would think they would need to list said restrictions in the details...

I have a little over $11 left on my gift card, I was hoping to get that and Fahrenheit 451 with what was left. With 20% off each one I could've gotten both. Darn it.

I wonder if it would make a difference to call them? -kd5-
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Old 05-07-12, 01:05 PM   #6257
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No, it wasn't a pre-order, this one in particular was Journey to the Center of the Earth



If they in fact added restrictions, I would think they would need to list said restrictions in the details...

I have a little over $11 left on my gift card, I was hoping to get that and Fahrenheit 451 with what was left. With 20% off each one I could've gotten both. Darn it.

I wonder if it would make a difference to call them? -kd5-
I noticed B&N did add a disclaimer on those DVDs they do not qualify for coupon discounts. If you look below the product overview it has the following posted.

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I have a feeling it is the same for Casino Royale on blu-ray, but I saw nothing on the product page saying anything about coupons not being allowed on that title. You could try calling but it's probably ymmv they would help if you tried a phone order.
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Old 05-07-12, 01:55 PM   #6258
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I noticed B&N did add a disclaimer on those DVDs they do not qualify for coupon discounts. If you look below the product overview it has the following posted.
I would not have expected to see something like that, therefore I would not have even thought to look for it. That's pretty lame of them to exclude certain titles from coupons, from their members. B&N probably figured these titles were cheap enough, why give us a chance to get them any cheaper? Well, I may just hang on to what's left and add it to the next $100 B&N gift card I get probably 6 months from now. I have a few DVDs in my wish list, but nothing that I'm craving besides the ones I wanted to get. Oh well... -kd5-
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Old 05-07-12, 02:25 PM   #6259
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I would not have expected to see something like that, therefore I would not have even thought to look for it. That's pretty lame of them to exclude certain titles from coupons, from their members. B&N probably figured these titles were cheap enough, why give us a chance to get them any cheaper. Well, I may just hang on to what's left and add it to the next $100 B&N gift card I get probably 6 months from now. I have a few DVDs in my wish list, but nothing that I'm craving besides the ones I wanted to get. Oh well... -kd5-
Not everything is marked that is not eligible with coupons, but it seems they are restricting it on things marked down on sale. The coupon restrictions have been becoming more common of late on sale items at B&N. If this is going to be the future trend they can count on me becoming a former customer. I still have a few months remaining on my current membership and can't see renewing it if they are going to keep adding restrictions and eliminating or cutting discounts. Since March my DVD and blu-ray purchases have dropped way off at B&N. I expect I may pick up a few Criterions during the next sale if it happens in July since I have some gift cards to use, but probably far fewer if coupons are not allowed if that is the direction B&N is starting to go.
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Old 05-08-12, 08:34 AM   #6260
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Not everything is marked that is not eligible with coupons, but it seems they are restricting it on things marked down on sale. The coupon restrictions have been becoming more common of late on sale items at B&N. If this is going to be the future trend they can count on me becoming a former customer. I still have a few months remaining on my current membership and can't see renewing it if they are going to keep adding restrictions and eliminating or cutting discounts. Since March my DVD and blu-ray purchases have dropped way off at B&N. I expect I may pick up a few Criterions during the next sale if it happens in July since I have some gift cards to use, but probably far fewer if coupons are not allowed if that is the direction B&N is starting to go.
Let's see, Amazon's membership continues to offer customers more like the prime videos while BN continues to take more away from the customers. What a retarded business model. The membership used to be a great deal with a 10% savings added to these coupons. Free shipping alone can't justify the membership cost.

Even their criterion sale isn't that exciting anymore when Amazon regularly prices criterions at the $20 mark or less.
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Old 05-08-12, 11:29 AM   #6261
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I would not have expected to see something like that, therefore I would not have even thought to look for it. That's pretty lame of them to exclude certain titles from coupons, from their members. B&N probably figured these titles were cheap enough, why give us a chance to get them any cheaper? Well, I may just hang on to what's left and add it to the next $100 B&N gift card I get probably 6 months from now. I have a few DVDs in my wish list, but nothing that I'm craving besides the ones I wanted to get. Oh well... -kd5-
If you're still interested in those DVD titles I would suggest trying again. It appears B&N removed the coupon restrictions after the one day coupons expired. I noticed it still has the disclaimer on the product page about coupons not being allowed, but when I tested a 20% coupon it did apply the discount. Might want to jump on it in case they impose the coupon restrictions again.

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Let's see, Amazon's membership continues to offer customers more like the prime videos while BN continues to take more away from the customers. What a retarded business model. The membership used to be a great deal with a 10% savings added to these coupons. Free shipping alone can't justify the membership cost.

Even their criterion sale isn't that exciting anymore when Amazon regularly prices criterions at the $20 mark or less.
I agree free shipping alone would not justify having a B&N membership. If they keep playing games with coupons by coming up with more restrictions I don't know why they even bother having them. As a consumer it is definitely a turn off when there is frequent change of rules of what you can and can't do. If anything it is more likely going to make me decide to purchase from someone else.

However I disagree on the Criterion sale unless B&N imposes coupon restrictions next time. Up through the last sale I was getting $40 list Criterions well below Amazon's sale prices online and at stores. It was still a special sale I looked forward to twice a year.
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Old 05-08-12, 03:58 PM   #6262
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If you're still interested in those DVD titles I would suggest trying again. It appears B&N removed the coupon restrictions after the one day coupons expired. I noticed it still has the disclaimer on the product page about coupons not being allowed, but when I tested a 20% coupon it did apply the discount. Might want to jump on it in case they impose the coupon restrictions again.
That's just wonderful of them to do that after I'd already decided to buy one of the 2 DVDs I'd planned to use the rest of my gift card for (less discounts). Now I don't have enough left to get the other one...

With the games they like to play, I doubt that I'll continue with this membership once the trial runs out. Besides, $25 would negate any savings I've accrued anyway, and with my next (potential) gift card 6 months away (or longer), it wouldn't be worth it to me to keep it. Any time I saved money with my member discounts, the $25 annual membership fee would nullify the savings. -kd5-
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Perhaps we are starting to see the first signs of a post-Borders b&m bookstore monopoly. If so, it's a mistake and it won't work. Now with Amazon apparently taking on some new and vastly inferior pricing policies and structuring and more and more states adding sales tax, it would be a good time for B&N to seize some of their castoff business. Instead they are discouraging same by imposing new restrictions that make their already diminished appearance shine even less.

Why do businesses always think they have to reinvent the wheel?
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That's just wonderful of them to do that after I'd already decided to buy one of the 2 DVDs I'd planned to use the rest of my gift card for (less discounts). Now I don't have enough left to get the other one...

With the games they like to play, I doubt that I'll continue with this membership once the trial runs out. Besides, $25 would negate any savings I've accrued anyway, and with my next (potential) gift card 6 months away (or longer), it wouldn't be worth it to me to keep it. Any time I saved money with my member discounts, the $25 annual membership fee would nullify the savings. -kd5-
I hear you. Because of the coupon restrictions yesterday I ended up not getting a thing with the 25% code. What pissed me off most is that a lot of things where coming up not eligible, and there was no way to know it until you entered the coupon code. Nothing on the product page even indicated you could not use coupons.

I have been able to get my moneys worth out the membership every year that I've had one. I have no problem renewing again if they offer a steady supply of coupons along with some decent sales and prices to go along with it. I have a bunch of giftcards and just hope I'll be able to use them up before my membership expires in mid July if things keep going downhill.


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Perhaps we are starting to see the first signs of a post-Borders b&m bookstore monopoly. If so, it's a mistake and it won't work. Now with Amazon apparently taking on some new and vastly inferior pricing policies and structuring and more and more states adding sales tax, it would be a good time for B&N to seize some of their castoff business. Instead they are discouraging same by imposing new restrictions that make their already diminished appearance shine even less.

Why do businesses always think they have to reinvent the wheel?
It sort of looks that way with B&N. There have been fewer coupons lately, more coupon restrictions on sales, cashback percentages have been cut, or completely eliminated for B&N at some web sites. I guess they think there is less competition to worry about now.

I'm also not looking forward to paying sales tax at Amazon starting this September either. I have been buying fewer DVDs and blu-rays at Amazon the last several years, but buying more of other things from them since I can often get free shipping and save on the sales tax.
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I found a couple of new store coupons valid May 10 through May 13. No online codes. I'll add these to the first page when I have the time.


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Old 05-09-12, 02:37 AM   #6266
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Perhaps we are starting to see the first signs of a post-Borders b&m bookstore monopoly. If so, it's a mistake and it won't work. Now with Amazon apparently taking on some new and vastly inferior pricing policies and structuring and more and more states adding sales tax, it would be a good time for B&N to seize some of their castoff business. Instead they are discouraging same by imposing new restrictions that make their already diminished appearance shine even less.

Why do businesses always think they have to reinvent the wheel?
In news that might be related, I've heard from authors and publishers that B&N is stocking fewer books, and less copies of new releases that once were guaranteed sales. For example, Installment #6 in a series sold 8 copies, then Installment #7 in that series sold 7 copies. With Borders' bankruptcy it was thought that B&N might order 9-10 copies to fulfill their past customers' needs and have a couple more on hand for any Borders customers. Instead, they say that B&N is ordering, say, 3 copies, figuring that people who are exclusively Brick & Mortar shoppers are stuck and will then special order it from B&N if they want it.

I'm not sure of the logic here, perhaps it's meant to cut down on inventory sitting around too long? Maybe to convert more people into pre-orders? I don't know, but it completely went against what the authors and publishers thought would happen after Borders.
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^ and the ironic thing is, their own website frequently undercuts their B&M pricing. So, those people driven to the web will be taking sales away from their own stores, OR buying it even cheaper on Amazon since one website is just as good as another.

I suppose it's also a factor of more and more people buying e-books. I was browsing a B&N the other day, and noticed their history section had been moved and greatly reduced from its former size. In its place was a bunch of board games and Angry Birds stuff...
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I'm also not looking forward to paying sales tax at Amazon starting this September either. I have been buying fewer DVDs and blu-rays at Amazon the last several years, but buying more of other things from them since I can often get free shipping and save on the sales tax.
I'm in the same situation in California, but I had read that a proposition fighting the Amazon tax was going to be on the November ballot and would almost surely pass. But last time I checked the proposition is NOT on the ballot and Amazon has stopped their aggressive lobbying against the tax. Apparently they struck some deal to have two warehouses in the state and now seemingly have no concerns of losing business because of the tax.

It will sure cut down my purchases, especially impulse ones. It will force me to keep a closer eye on places like GoHastings where I don't get charged tax and where they have frequent sales which may now be stronger competition for Amazon.
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I'm in the same situation in California, but I had read that a proposition fighting the Amazon tax was going to be on the November ballot and would almost surely pass. But last time I checked the proposition is NOT on the ballot and Amazon has stopped their aggressive lobbying against the tax. Apparently they struck some deal to have two warehouses in the state and now seemingly have no concerns of losing business because of the tax.

It will sure cut down my purchases, especially impulse ones. It will force me to keep a closer eye on places like GoHastings where I don't get charged tax and where they have frequent sales which may now be stronger competition for Amazon.
I remember initially Amazon was going to try and gather signatures to put a referendum on the ballot against the sales tax, but later changed their mind after striking a tax deal with Governor Brown. I think they realize they lost the tax fight since more and more states are reaching agreements with them to collect taxes on consumer purchases. However they were hoping there would be some sort of a national sales tax instead of a state by state approach. Not sure if that will ever happen, but no doubt the taxes are coming one way or the other.

I think Amazon believes the warehouses in CA will help them compete more with local stores by offering quicker delivery. Instead of having the sales tax advantage they are hoping to offer quicker delivery with the convenience of not having to leave the house to shop. That might be appealing to some people, but speaking for myself I still like to save money.

When they start collecting taxes I'm definitely going to look at the total price more closely before placing the order. One thing I liked about B&N is even though I pay sales tax there were ways to offset them with coupons and other discounts. One reason I got a B&N Mastercard was because of the 5% rebate on all purchases at B&N. It definitely helps take some of the sting out of the sales tax, while letting me pick up more savings with a coupon.
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I moved a couple years ago and now have to pay sales tax for Amazon purchases. Fortunately around the same time B&N reworked their online store to be more competitive online and between the sales, coupons, and free express delivery (due to B&N Members card) I've found B&N to often be the better choice for me when it comes to home video purchases even with still having to pay sales tax.

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I agree with you, LASER. I rarely, if ever, care how long something takes to get to me, especially media items. Faster delivery is a sad tradeoff for that extra hike in the purchase price. I know it's inevitable for all online transactions, but it still stings. Like you, I now am going to do more homework and see where the best deal lies.

In CA we get the tax imposed from DeepDiscount, the WB SHOP, FOX Store, SecondSpin, Wherehouse, et al. Enough already!
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I agree with you, LASER. I rarely, if ever, care how long something takes to get to me, especially media items. Faster delivery is a sad tradeoff for that extra hike in the purchase price. I know it's inevitable for all online transactions, but it still stings. Like you, I now am going to do more homework and see where the best deal lies.

In CA we get the tax imposed from DeepDiscount, the WB SHOP, FOX Store, SecondSpin, Wherehouse, et al. Enough already!
I've never been sure of this: What, exactly, constitutes whether an online business can charge sales tax in your state? I used to think sales tax was charged by businesses who also have B&M retail outlets in your state, but I've never been sure since Columbia House started charging sales tax. I live in AZ. I've been taxed by all the stores you listed except for Deep Discount & Fox. I'm not charged tax by Amazon, even though they have a Phoenix warehouse from which they ship.

I remember a long time ago getting charged sales tax from FYE when using up a gift card from relatives in Jersey. When I saw the tax, I was like "What?! There's no FYE stores in Phoenix!" (This was long before they merged with Wherehouse.) So I did location search for their nearest store, and discovered: they had 1 store in AZ. In Flagstaff, hah. I was being charged sales tax because they had 1 store in AZ it would take me 2 hours to drive to.

I've understood why BN.com charges sales tax, but I never understood what allowed Columbia House to start charging sales tax.
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FYI, I've noticed in-store in the $4.99 DVD sections, they're starting to stock Paramount DVD combos. 2 separate Paramount DVDs shrinkwrapped back-to-back and sold for $4.99. A couple of bargain combos I remember are:

-Hunt for Red October/Patriot Games
-Star Trek II/Star Trek IV

Just thought I'd note this for you B&M DVD hunters.
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...gohastings.com is also a great site..no sales tax and currently only 96cents to ship..
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